The influence of concurrent carotid endarterectomy on coronary bypass: a case-controlled study.

@article{Ricotta2005TheIO,
  title={The influence of concurrent carotid endarterectomy on coronary bypass: a case-controlled study.},
  author={John J. Ricotta and L Philipp Wall and Eugene Blackstone},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={397-401; discussion 401-2}
}
BACKGROUND Concurrent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are associated with an increased incidence of stroke and death compared to isolated CABG. It is unclear whether this reflects two concurrent operative procedures or the increased risk in patients with more extensive atherosclerosis. METHODS To address this question, a case controlled study was performed using data from the New York State Cardiac Database from 1997 to 1998. Patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING